What is Microhistory? Theory and Practice

Author(s): 
Magnússon, Sigurður Gylfi
Author(s): 
Szijártó, István M.
ISBN: 
9780415692090
Date published: 
June 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£22.99

This unique and detailed analysis provides the first accessible and comprehensive introduction to the origins, development and methodology of microhistory – one of the most significant innovations in historical scholarship to have emerged in the last few decades. What Is Microhistory? surveys the significant characteristics shared by large groups of microhistorians, and how these have now established an acknowledged place within any general discussion of the theory and methodology of history as an academic discipline. This book is essential reading for students of historiography.